For many guests, a journey along the Trans-Siberian
Railway is a personal and life-enriching odyssey, and the
route is packed with unique and unforgettable sights, destinations
and experiences. The Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian
Express visits many special places including Irkutsk, an
historic city as famed for its distinctive wooden architecture as
it is for the rich cultural and artistic heritage which has earned
Irkutsk the nickname 'the Paris of Siberia'.
Whilst the route is noted for its diverse, ever-changing and
often spectacular landscapes, the scenery of Lake Baikal, the
largest freshwater lake in the world, is sublime. In contrast to
the vast empty beauty of the Mongolian Steppes, the country's
capital city, Ulaanbaatar, is a thriving modern metropolis that
rewards exploration with a host of fascinating museums, serene
monasteries and vibrant public squares.